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Japan, Russia agree on economic ties; stalemate on territory

It will be an important step towards reaching a postwar peace treaty between the two countries, said a press statement here after the two leaders' meeting. Issues of economic cooperation between the countries are outlined in the plan, consisting of eight items, which the Japanese prime minister presented to Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Sochi on May 6.


Below-zero wind chills expected after midnight throughout area

Below-zero wind chills expected after midnight throughout area

Sunday morning until 10 a.m. Monday morning. Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 6, but wind hill values as low as -9; south-southwest wind around 11 miles per hour. Expect sunny skies though Friday; the long-range forecast has clouds moving back in Friday night and Saturday. Tonight: Clear and cold. Southwest wind 7 to 14 miles per hour.


India, Tajikistan to help Kabul: President

India, Tajikistan to help Kabul: President

We appreciate Tajikistan's role in the Central Asian region as a mainstay against forces of extremism, radicalism and terrorism. The two leaders also called for exploring the possibility of increasing flight operations between the two countries.


Aleppo rebels on alert as govt forces block road: rebels

Aleppo rebels on alert as govt forces block road: rebels

Journalist Zouhir Al Shimale was among about a thousand civilians who were detained by pro-government militias on Friday night when their convoy was stopped as the ceasefire collapsed. The United Nations, alongside other worldwide aid agencies, appealed to the Syrian government to restart the evacuation efforts in eastern Aleppo. In the hours that the evacuation was in operation, buses carrying civilians out of east Aleppo were fired upon.


In Tunisia Govt says drone expert killed by 'foreigners'

In Tunisia Govt says drone expert killed by 'foreigners'

It did not give further details, but said it was "determined to protect all Tunisian citizens and to pursue those guilty of carrying out assassination inside and outside" the country. The enthusiasm with which the Palestinian Islamists seized on Al-Zoari's death suggested an opportunistic bid to propagandize their military capabilities.